Jockey Brooker is back and galloping forwards
HORSE RACING: Sunshine Coast jockey Tiffani Brooker is back in the saddle and in fine form.
Brooker was sidelined for two weeks after being knocked unconscious at a Corbould Park meet in February.
However, she made her return to the track last week and was among the winning jockeys at Corbould Park on Sunday.
The 24-year-old stormed to the finish line on the Stuart Kendrick-trained Captain Americain during the 1800m Makita Maiden Handicap.
Brooker was excited to get the win yesterday and said she was glad to be back doing what she loves.
"It was disappointing for that (accident) to happen straight out of my apprenticeship but I'm sticking with the positives and I didn't spend too long out,” she said.
"It could've been a lot worse and I could've broken something.”
She is set to race at Doomben and Ipswich this week, and hoped to keep building her way into major meets.
"I'm just going to keep trying to get those wins and try to keep kicking on in the metro area,” she said.
"I have no great plans for the next couple of months but I'm just looking to keep moving forward (with my riding).”
She was also second in race two on Sunday and fourth in race five.